Enterprises today understand that the future they need to plan for is already here. Or as William Gibson, an American-Canadian science-fiction writer wrote, “The future is here. It’s just not widely distributed yet.” How organizations are responding to the idea of a future that is already here varies.Read more
I am a Skillsoft Solution Principal for Business and Leadership serving Western North America and Asia Pacific. In September I took my third world trip of the year meeting customers everywhere from Australia to the Philippines. It is an extraordinary experience taking in such vastly different geographies and culture, but what never fails to astound just how often I hear the same concerns, the same issues repeated.Read more
Asia has experienced phenomenal growth over the past 50 years and now represents over one-third of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a trend the experts expect to continue. For example, BMI’s Cedric Chehab believes, “By 2030, Asia will account for the largest share of global GDP at around 40 percent.” As a result, what happens in Asia will significantly impact the global economy, so it is in everyone’s interest to have a keen awareness of the business trends that are shaping the Asian market.Read more
What do you know about blockchain? Perhaps you know that it has something to do with bitcoin, the most widely known of the cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin made headlines in December 2017, when its value reached an all-time high of almost $20,000. Read more
Will we see a time when robots replace managers?
For a bad or absent manager, this might be an excellent example of progress. However, assuming we are talking about good managers, there is no substitute for direct human-to-human, face-to-face interaction. Read more
Digital transformation is everywhere. It enables organisations to compete more effectively in the ever-changing digital economy, yet it instills fear and misapprehension in many as some view it as responsible for heralding in an era of skill shortages and job losses.Read more
Organizations often publicly state their goals to both optimize and transform their business models using digital technologies and approaches. However, more often than not, progress toward realizing these ambitions is paltry. Few organizations have successfully scaled their digital initiatives beyond experimentation and piloting.Read more
IT buzzwords and trends emerge and multiply with a frequency that is equal parts exhilarating and confusing.
This constant state of flux makes it hard to decide which hot technology to learn about or which skill to acquire.Read more
The topic of Digital Transformation is one I’ve addressed previously on this Blog in two pieces I’ve written: Preparing the Workforce to be Digitally Dexterous and Digital Transformation- Are you Ready? The truth is that making digital business a practical reality is easier said than done.Read more
By Ananth Balasubramanian
The frenetic pace of digital transformation is impacting businesses of every size, in every industry. Part of the problem is the lack of digital skills, a significant and growing hurdle for organisations as they attempt to keep abreast of this change.Read more